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Spent the day drawing at the Asian Art Museum’s exhibit, “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy.” I really hate working with pencil and charcoal in my sketchbooks, because while I am doing these drawings (and especially after I am … Continue reading

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Here are some progress shots of that hare I’m working on. Please ignore how dirty my laptop is.

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I’ve been doing these small watercolor/gouache studies of Francis Bacon and Soutine paintings to warm up in the studio lately. Funny thing is that I distinctly remember a professor once telling me that I “should be past the point of working from … Continue reading

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Friday studio night. I’m quickly realizing that, although I have some really nice sable brushes that I spent food money on, sometimes the cheap-o craft brushes beat them out. Also, studio cat is my biggest critic. Work in progress shots … Continue reading

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Back when I was living in Pittsburgh and had a huge studio, a fellowship, and hair (sort of), working on my boxing paintings, “The Boxer” and “Ringside” (respectively).

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Sketches from “People of Kau,” a book of photographs of the Nuba of Kau by photographer Leni Rieffenstahl, published in 1975. A fellow artist let me borrow the book to take a look a their practice of bracelet/knife-fighting between villages.

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Study of Orazio Riminaldi’s “Daedalus and Icarus” (1625), drawn at the Caravaggio show at the LACMA. Playing around with the idea of double-exposures on faces for future paintings. Side note: An artist actually did a sketch of me drawing this … Continue reading

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